Category Archives: Food Goodies!

Pandan-flavored Cereal Bars

I know, I know … what-the-heck is she eating now? Why, it’s Pandan-flavor Cereal Snack! I know, the name doesn’t help much … does it? Let’s break it down, shall we? First, Pandan (aka: screwpine) is an herb/flavorant that’s as … Continue reading

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Sampling cheese with the ladies :)

One of my closest friends here is originally from England, and–through her–I’ve been learning a lot more about traditional English cuisine in various areas … including their traditional cheeses Let me say up front … I’m a total cheese-hound! In … Continue reading

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Kugel? I didn’t know you liked KUGEL?!?!

That was my friend’s response when I told the story of Goldberg’s Deli. She couldn’t believe I liked it … … but the thought definitely inspired her! Guess what she made the next time we got together? Oh my!!! Goldberg’s … Continue reading

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Bubble drinks!

I have a new addiction! It’s true, Dear Readers … since my visit to iSandwich recently–where I had that delicious passion-fruit smoothie … I’ve become a total tapioca and jelly bubble drink junkie! Collectively, you find bubble drinks marketed under … Continue reading

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Banana sandwiches!

Yes, I said it … banana sandwiches! I LOVE banana sandwiches, but I don’t need to actually be eating banana sandwiches (or even bananas) very often. They have WAY TOO MUCH SUGAR in them for me/my body … so I … Continue reading

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Easy Stuffed Pears in Pastry with Custard Sauce

Barely an hour before I found myself taking an un-planned ambulance ride, I was busily exploring Summit Trading Company in Tukwilla, WA. One of the members of one of my Yahoo canning groups (who lives south of Seattle) turned me … Continue reading

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Using your canned goods: 10 minute chili!

It was a typical night around here: “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. What do YOU want for dinner?” So I decided to see how fast I could cook a hot, filling meal. On your mark … … Continue reading

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A treat from Emergency Essentials … that I absolutely love: Freeze-dried Ice Cream!

I think by now most of you know I’m just a great big kid at heart. I love silly stuff and fun stuff … unapologetically, in fact  … and one of the silliest, fun things I love is Astronaut Ice … Continue reading

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Product review: Nesco Home Coffee Roaster

Hi, My name’s Lane … and I’m a home-roast coffee junkie. Pausing for a moment … and listening to the sound of chirping crickets … since–unlike so many other 12-step meetings–the home-roast crowd is pretty small …………. and that’s a … Continue reading

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Making Cheese Crispies for the Ladies!

For one of our Thursday snacks last year, I took fresh croissants I picked up from a local grocery store bakery, made a pocket in each of them, filled the pocket with a little bit of wonderful pear-scented chocolate, and … Continue reading

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